Chapel Royal Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle Dame Street , Dublin 2

Founded in 1279, the Chapel Royal was designed by Francis Johnston in 1807 but was dispossessed of during the Reformation in 1539.
The Carmelite community was re-established in 1825, though not on the exact spot of the original foundation. The Chapel Royal is noted for its plasterwork, oak carvings and the limestone heads which were carved by Edward Smyth and his son, John Smyth.
The coat-of-arms of all the Viceroys or Lord Lieutenants who were the King or Queen of England's representative in Ireland are emblazoned on the wooden galleries and when these were full they were painted onto the church windows.
Amazingly, the coat-of -arms of the last Viceroy, before the castle was handed over to the Irish Free State in 1922, occupies the final available window space.
Also found in this church are the relics of St Valentine which were given as a gift to the Church by the Holy See.
The Church is one of the largest in Dublin, and houses one of the finest organs in the country

Special Offers

4 Nights or more Special

Stay 4 nights or more and get a great discount, must be booked at least 60 days in advance.  Rate is room only, breakfast is available in the hotel.

Advance Purchase Rate

Buy Now Pay Now! Room only rate, Breakfast is available at the hotel, priced at €15 per person for full Irish and €12 for Continental breakfast. Booking must be prepaid in full, no changes or cancellations on this offer.

Best Available Rate

Internet Room Only Rate - Fully Flexible - No booking deposit required. Reservation may be cancelled without charge until noon GMT the day before arrival.
Room only basis. Breakfast is available at the hotel, priced at €15 per person for full Irish and €12 for Continental breakfast.

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Guest Reviews


Our favourite hotel in Dublin!!!!!!We have stayed MANY times and are always satisfied.Ideal location lovely rooms and friendly staff


We stay about 3 times a year at the Grafton Capital, and always have a fantastic time!! Excellent sleep in very comfortable rooms, and staff are a credit to hotel, extremely friendly, helpful and welcoming.


Really enjoyed our stay

K. Duffy

Over the past 10 years I spend an average of 190 nights per annum in hotels throughout Europe and the USA, and the Trinity is my favourite hotel of all! The friendly staff and the accommodation make for an enjoyable stay.


Really nice hotel, staff very helpful. Bed very comfy and rooms nice and warm, would recommend it to all.

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